High School Cello Institute (one week)

The cello institute brings together motivated students and accomplished artist-teachers for one week of intensive study. You’ll have daily master classes, performance classes, and career seminars, as well as opportunities to perform.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2015 to June 26, 2015
Tuition: $1,115
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

The cello institute is a focused experience, designed for aspiring cellists in grades 9-12. With a focus on orchestral and solo repertoire, this program is ideal for students who may go on to study cello at the college or conservatory level. In class, you'll learn how to approach orchestral excerpts and participate in mock auditions. There are also opportunities for private instruction.

The institute concludes with a concert of selected student soloists and the cello ensemble.

Each summer, the cello institute faculty includes performers and educators from major symphony orchestras, colleges, and the Interlochen Arts Academy. This is an outstanding opportunity to study with some of the best cello teachers in the world.

Audition Requirements

Select and record two of the following:

  • One movement of a standard concerto
  • One movement of a Bach Suite
  • A Popper Etude (High School of Cello Playing)

Additional Opportunities


John Sharp

Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

Principal Cello, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Astrid Schween

Valade Fellow, Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

Professor of Cello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Hartt School of Music; Cellist, Juilliard String Quartet; Faculty, cello, Juilliard; Soloist, chamber musician and former cellist, Lark Quartet

Dr. John Marshall

Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

Professor of Cello/Chamber Music at Eastern Washington University and Principal Cellist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra

Crispin Campbell

Instructor of Cello, Chamber Music and String Improvisation, Interlochen Arts Academy
Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

Faculty, Filarmonica Joven de Colombia; Cellist, Neptune Quartet

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